Lip injections, or lip fillers, are a safe, convenient way to achieve the plump, natural-looking lips and smile you've always wanted. Dermal fillers are injected into the lips in a matter of minutes in the comfort of your doctor's office. The chance of side effects is minimal, especially when you care for your lips properly after your appointment.
Here are a few simple tips to help you properly care for your lips after your appointment.
Prepare for Your Appointment
Before your appointment, your doctor will provide you with a list of dos and don'ts to ensure you are physically prepared for the fillers. Following these instructions will help ensure that the procedure goes smoothly, and the recovery is more successful.
Here are a few:
If you have a history of cold sores, tell your doctor. The lip injections could irritate your lips and lead to another cold sore.
Reduce Swelling and Discomfort
After the procedure, you will have swelling and minor discomfort. Applying ice to your lips after the procedure is a safe and effective way to bring down the swelling. Leave the ice on your lips for a few minutes several times a day. Your doctor will recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever as well.
Do not touch, itch, or rub your lips for a few hours after the procedure. This can cause the fillers to shift and create a more unnatural appearance. If the itching, burning, or irritation lasts for several days, talk to your doctor.
Avoid Heat and Strenuous Activity
Stay out of the gym, skip your morning run, and avoid any other activities that will make you hot and sweaty. Only wash your face with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water for a few days after the procedure as well. Stay out of the sun or wear a hat. Any intense or prolonged exposure to heat or if you get too hot and sweaty it could actually melt the filler before it settles.
Properly caring for your lips for the hours and days after your lip filler appointment will help ensure the procedure is a success.Share
18 June 2019
Seniors are like any other specialized group of people. They need services specific to their needs. Everything from nutrition to housekeeping to travel is different for seniors, and the services they receive should reflect that. I am a mental health care provider, and I work exclusively with people over the age of 65. My goal is to help educate the general population about the special needs of seniors and to inspire people to make their homes, businesses and lives more acceptable to the older generations. Seniors deserve our care and attention, and I hope that I can show others how to provide it.